if you want to know the exact problem this sums it up exactly
I attempted to do a Repair.
I booted from the CD and chose the Recovery Console option. This
dropped me into a command console environment, and asked me to select
which paritition I wanted to repair and to provide my administrator
password. Cool. No problem.
Somewhere back in the recesses of my reptilian brainstem, I remembered
reading somewhere that when you load this CD, you get the first
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
And somewhere down this path, you get the choice to Repair the
Well, I rebooted and when Prompted, I hit Enter
I hit F8 to accept the license agreement
I pressed 'R' to repair the selected windows installation.
Windows Examined my disk.
Windows did its thing and warned me that it was rebooting.
When windows rebooted and dropped back to the *ahem* Repair, it LOOKED
like it was going to reinstall the operating system. I freaked out
and powered off the machine, and this, I think, was the real start of
Now, every time I boot, I get a light blue screen with the
wods.."Setup is being restarted" This lasts about 30 seconds,
then I'm dropped into a blank, light blue screen with a big mouse
cursor (which I can move around). I never get prompted for the CD.
I've tried getting into Safe Mode and I cannot.
This isnt mine but is my exact same problem.